Workforce Policy

Joint Center Senior Policy Analyst Talks About the Racial College Gap with USA Today

Joint Center Senior Policy Analyst Justin Nalley was interviewed by USA Today about how the playing field has not been leveled, especially between white and Black Americans who aspire to college educations and the higher quality of life they bring.

Nalley said “The equalizer to close these gaps was supposed to be education. If you’re able to go to college, you’re able to find a job and support yourself and your family. But the outcomes aren’t showing that.”

Nalley co-authored The State of Black Students at Community Colleges, which examines administrative data to describe the characteristics and select educational and economic outcomes for Black students who attended community colleges.

To read the USA Today story, click here. The story also ran in The Hechinger Report.